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Welcome to Week 5!
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=============== #14 Arizona Wildcats (2-1) ===============
Last week the Wildcats were idle.
This week, the Wildcats will host Washington State (1-2).
=============== #22 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0) ===============
Last week, Illinois won 49-14 against Pittsburgh (3-1).
This week, the Fighting Illini will host #21 Iowa (1-2).
=============== #21 Iowa Hawkeyes (1-2) ===============
Last week, Iowa lost 31-28 against Missouri (2-1).
This week, the Hawkeyes travel to Champaign to face the #22 Illinois Fighting Illini (2-0).
=============== #23 Texas A&M Aggies (2-1) ===============
Last week, Texas A&M won 27-23 against West Virginia (1-1).
This week, the Aggies will host Texas Tech (3-0).
=============== #20 Missouri Tigers (2-1) ===============
Last week, Missouri won 31-28 against Iowa (1-2).
This week, the Tigers will host Colorado (3-0).
=============== #7 Oklahoma Sooners (1-1) ===============
Last week, Oklahoma lost 31-16 against Wisconsin (3-0).
This week, the Sooners travel to Stillwater to face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (2-1).
=============== #1 Ohio State Buckeyes (2-0) ===============
Last week, Ohio State won 45-19 against Notre Dame (1-3).
This week, the Buckeyes will host #11 Penn State (2-0).
=============== #8 Oregon Ducks (3-1) ===============
Last week, Oregon won 66-17 against Arizona State (1-1).
This week, the Ducks are idle.
=============== #19 Oregon State Beavers (2-1) ===============
Last week, Oregon State won 38-35 against UCLA (1-2).
This week, the Beavers are idle.
=============== #3 Texas Longhorns (2-0) ===============
Last week the Longhorns were idle.
This week, the Longhorns will host Iowa State (1-1).
=============== #25 UCLA Bruins (1-2) ===============
Last week, UCLA lost 38-35 against Oregon State (2-1).
This week, the Bruins will host Arizona State (1-1).
=============== #2 Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) ===============
Last week, Wisconsin won 31-16 against Oklahoma (1-1).
This week, the Badgers travel to Ann Arbor to face the #13 Michigan Wolverines (2-1).
Damn, user game is knocked out...we'll advance NLT Monday night.
Ducks are ready. I did it on the wire, so I'm not green.
Whitmer Shines, Leads Illini to Win in 2OT
Illini: 2 6 3 14 7 7 39
Iowa: 7 7 0 11 7 0 32
Two teams seperated by one spot in the rankings. Last year's matchup was won on a last second field goal. Everything was pointing towards a thrilling game that would be back and forth throughout.
Nobody could have fathomed this.
Fumbles were a nuisance early, caused by the rain. The first Illini fumble would be taken back to the house by an Iowa defender. The second... was on the ensuing kickoff. Things could have gotten real ugly at this point, but Illinois was able to force a fumble themselves, and recover on the 6 yard line.
From that point until the fourth quarter, it was a real battle to score. On three occasions, Illinois would get into Iowa's redzone, but each time the Hawkeyes' defense stepped up and held their ground by only giving up field goals (37, 23, 30). Iowa, on the other hand, was only able to put one more tally on the board: an 11 yard run by Mason.
Going into the fourth quarter, Iowa led the Illini 14-11. It had been a nip and tuck classic Big Ten football game to this point. But in the 4th quarter, both offenses came alive. Iowa would first extend their lead by kicking a 31 yard field goal. Then Chandler Whitmer would hit Ryan Lankford for fifty yards on a pass play, which set up a 3 yard touchdown run by Renaldo James. That carry gave Illinois their first lead since the first quarter, when they opened the scoring with a safety. Iowa would respond, as Mason would wreck a fatigued Illini defense and carry the Hawkeyes to a 25-18 lead after the two point conversion.
This was the first time this season that Illinois had their back to the wall this season, and the first time in 3 seasons that Whitmer would be called upon to lead the team back on a 4th quarter comeback. Whitmer showed the poise of a veteran, whipping passes wherever they needed to go. After crossing the 50, Illinois would face a 4th and 4 with 1:30 remaining, but he did not show any concern. Whitmer completed an easy throw over the middle, which put the Illini in scoring position. With 13 seconds left on the clock, Whitmer would find Whitehead over the middle to send the game into OT.
Illinois would win the toss and opt to play defense. The defense was stout on first and second downs, but Robinson was able to find Clark on third for 25 yards and an Iowa TD. Illinois would need to respond, and with Renaldo James battling nagging injuries the brunt of the pressure was on Whitmer.
After being set back 5 yards via a false start, the Illini would find themselves in a hole to start their portion of the OT. James tried to get some of it back, but the Iowa defense held. On third, whitmer was able to hit a receiver underneath, but did not get close to a first down. Now it was fourth down, and the Illini were running out of options. They turned to Whitmer, who threw a perfect strike to Whitehead, and he fought his way into the endzone. There would be a second overtime in Champaign.
Per the rules of the collegiate overtime, Illinois would start with the ball again at the twenty five. Whitmer would put the Illini in scoring position with another perfectly thrown pass, but the Iowa Defense had one last trick up their sleeve. That trick was to get to Whitmer before he could release the ball. On third and goal from the 7, Whitmer was facing heavy pressure on his right side. After being sacked 8 times in the game, he had learned to get out of the pocket if need be. When he backpedaled to the left, he saw nobody between him and the orange color of the endzone. Whitmer sprinted 7 yards for the score, and gave the Illini a 39-32 lead. Iowa's offense would not be as magical as it had been, as their QB would overthrow receivers on second, third, and fourth downs - ending the game.
Next up for Illinois, a trip to East Lansing to take on the #15 Spartans. Illinois is currently in the midst of their longest winning streak under Coach Cheez, and will try to make it 7 in a row (between the last 2 seasons) next Saturday.
Dakota we are doing a piss poor job of recruiting and beating down the Huskies. UW is ranked sixth now because they got the USC bounce in the polls. UW should not have the talent to beat USC. I thought I was going to get a shot at the USC bounce when the Beavers play them in Week 8, but no UW beat me to it.
Hasnt USC bounced all over you the past 2 seasons
Iowa State 0
Big Horns Gotta Eat... Cyclones
Despite forcing 2 turnovers from the longhorns, Iowa state gives up 52 points in the first half. One would have to say that no huddle 3 and outs were not a very good offensive stategy on a team with very little chance of stoping the high powered Texas attack.
The new 3-4 defense brought alot of pressure forcing 7 sacks, 4 fumbles, one Defensive TD, one qb's broken ribs, and no points allowed.
Up next rivals Oklahoma.
Coach WhyGod made comment about the upcoming rivalry game:
I don't have a pipeline to WA, there's nothing worthwhile in that state...
I've blasted them 4 times now and plan on doing it again this year.
no there are recruits in the state, of course I live off Texas, and California
I can tell someone took some frustration recchem, 66-6 over lowly ASU, that isn't very nice.
66 points is regular against the Sun Devils these days. It has been said that they are terrible.
At least Recchem has a reason for venting. Why are we letting Texas off the hook?
Texas has MURDERED Iowa St since WhyGod arrived. They should all be in jail for assault with a deadly football program
Okay, next year we will draw straws and whoever has the short one will get ISU
why not add a second count for what they've done to you
Texas Tech 47 @ #23 Texas A&M 31
The Aggies of Texas A&M thoroughly missed their star RB, starting LT and leading WR, due to the Magic suspensions Saturday. The Tech defense sent blitzes from everywhere in their 3-3-5 sets, and there were not enough answers, despite Soph Qb Alfred Howell throwing for a school record 434 yds and a td, and sneaking for 2 tds from inside the 1. And the difference was found in the red zone especially, where normally the powerful Mister Jones is handed the ball or is at the very least a serious threat. Inside the 20 in this game, Howell threw 2 interceptions and fumbled on a scramble.
But that wasn't all. 2 other times Howell was picked off, and Rb Ben Malena fumbled twice, on back to back possessions late in the 3rd qtr after the Aggies had finally cut it to 4 on offense and had forced a fg. The Raiders scored both times and stretched the lead too far for the weakened Aggies to recover from.
Tech qbs Whitfield and Young went a combined 34-53 for 440 yds and 4 tds, and 0 ints. Tech also had 4 different receivers with at least 6 catches on the day, as A&M dbs missed some prime opportunities early to make a pick, but generally were trailing the faster, more athletic Raiders Wrs all over the field.
Freshman Wr Jason Johnson stepped up for the Aggies in Michael Golden's absence, catching 6 balls for 143 and a td. And Ben Malena only rushed for 68 yards on 18 carries with his td. In fact this game marks the only game so far the Aggies failed to reach 100 yards. Previously they had gone for at least 150 in every game.
Post game comments on twitter:
See what happens when your magicians are suspended haha.
tough loss bro. beat texas and it will be all better though, right?
The defense bails out the Badgers once again. Michigan would jump out to an early 13-0 lead with 2 FGs and a 72 yard TD pass. It could have been 3 TDs scored because both FGs were attempted in the redzone after the Badger D kept them out of endzone. The offense was ineffective most of the game. Wisconsin finally got on the board with a White 3 yard run right before the half. The drive had everything clicking as Livingston moved the ball down the field. The punt unit, which was put heavily to work that day, would make a huge impact in the 3rd. Bell would make a crushing hit on Michigan's returner, jarring the ball free. Norman would scoop and score, giving the Badgers a one point 14-13 lead. Michigan didnt wait long to respond, as QB Gardner busted right up the middle for a 65 yard score. Wisconsin took a shot to take a lead in the fourth, but Livingston would throw his second interception of the day at the one. But the defense would put up points once again, as they forced a safety as oddly Michigan tried to run a zone read out of their endzone. Michigan would then be forced to punt on back to back possessions trying to run out the clock. Jackson would hit back to back FGs, the first one tying, and the second one winning the game. Jackson would receive player of the game, as he also averaged 47 yards a punt and never gave Michigan a short field to work with. Wisconsin has time to get things rolling offensively, as the next 4 games are against the cupcakes of the Big 10.
#2 Wisconsin 22 - #13 Michigan 19
Haha yes. This is the kind of loss that keeps my program a program. I need all 3 this year to make up for this blunder. Mizzou in 2 weeks, OU and UT.
We are advancing tonight...only 2 CPU games left.
Arizona State - 6
UCLA - 66
ASU is not a good team. What makes them even worse is they run the hurry up offense so they dont even take any time off the clock. At any rate, UCLA was down 6-0 after the first series by ASU. After that, it was all Bruins. 8 turnovers by the Sun Devils didnt help their cause whatsoever. The 2nd string was in after the first possession of the 2nd half. Big game next week as the Ducks come to town!
QB Alex McCray 9/22 116 yards, 2 TD's, 1 INT
HB Joe Dixon 8 carries, 111 yards, 2 TD's, 1 Fumble
CB Mike Slater 1 Tackle, 1 INT, 2 FR's, 1 TD
you are the last man standing...you gonna be able to get your game in tonight?
i'll be knocking it out shortly.
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